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Detailer scores upset In Buffalo open trot

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
A smooth move to the inside down the stretch by Detailer and driver David McNeight III proved to be the difference in scoring a $38.20 upset victory in the featured $10,500 Open Trot Friday night (March 7) at Buffalo Raceway. Fiorentina (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) set the tempo in the race, registering red-hot fractions of 28.2, 58.4 and 1:29.1 Detailer was second over at the three-quarter marker, but M...
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Hoosier Park to add overnight series

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
As Hoosier Park Racing & Casino prepares for the upcoming 21st season of live harness racing, horsemen should be advised that Hoosier Park will offer five new overnight series for the 2014 live harness racing meet. The 2014 live racing season will be comprised of 160 dates and offer an extended stakes schedule headlined by the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational pace on...
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Wrenn wins 7 at Northfield Park

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove seven winners on Wednesday night at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included Summerwinds Atlast ($36.20) in race three, Annie's Master ($4.40) in race five, Argon Fire ($2.80) in race six, Olin ($2.40) in race seven, Forevers A Deal ($6) in race eight, JM Showcat ($4) in race 12 and Perfect Night ($3.80) in race 15. Wrenn, 27, began driving in 2008 and has sinc...
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Jason Thompson hurt in skiing accident

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Jason Thompson has not driven at Northfield Park since a skiing accident on Sunday, March 2.   "Wyatt (Irvine) and I decided to so skiing. I am not a good skier and the slopes were icy,” explained Thompson. "I should not have been out there with the icy conditions, but went anyway. I was going really fast, hit a hole and the result was not good.”   Thompson broke both...
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European correspondent Lars G. Palm dies

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com is sad to report that longtime European correspondent Lars G. Palm has died of a heart attack in Sweden. He was 69. Mr. Palm was the European correspondent for The Horseman And Fair World magazine since 1973 and more recently also to harnessracing.com and HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. He died at his home in suburban Stockholm Wednesday night (March 5) afte...
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Tetrick sets sight on series finals, 8,000 wins

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
A month into his return from hip surgery, driver Tim Tetrick is eyeing two big races Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack, not to mention another career milestone.   Tetrick, who was last season's Driver of the Year as voted upon by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, will take the lines behind National Debt in Saturday's $60,500 Buddy Gilmour Memorial Series final for 3-year-o...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
With just one win in eight starts Rock Fame hasn't yet achieved much fame, but that could all change Saturday night in the final of the Buddy Gilmour Series at the Meadowlands. But if Rock Fame is going to spring the upset, he'll have to do so from post 9, and in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Ed Hart and driver David Miller give their thoughts on starting from the out...
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Illinois breeder Phil Pearce dies at 91

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Proud Marine, husband, father and grandfather, farmer, banker, politician, civic leader and life-long harness horse enthusiast H. Phil Pearce, 91, of Cloverland Farm, Hawthorne Township, White County, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 28, at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, Ind.   Phil was born January 3, 1923 at Carmi, IL, the son of Tice Albert Pearce and Helen Hanna Pearce. His abidi...
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Track work underway to get Hoosier Park ready

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
While horses may not be present yet, there is much going on at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in preparation for the upcoming season of live harness racing that will kick off on Friday, March 28. Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval garnered much acclaim last season as racing fans witnessed 25 track records re-established over the racing surface. In a continued effort to provide a superior...
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Saratoga Springs council rejects city casino

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the City Council of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., passed a resolution Tuesday evening voicing its opposition to the proposed placement of a destination resort casino within its municipal limits.   While several reasons are set forth as forming the basis for rejection of full blown casino gaming in the city, the council particularly expressed its concerns re...
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77 nominated to Pepsi North America Cup

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
An impressive group of 77 sophomore pacers, including rookie standouts He's Watching, Arthur Blue Chip and Luck Be Withyou, have been nominated to the 31st edition of the Pepsi North America Cup.   One of harness racing's most prestigious events, the $1 million race is set for Saturday, June 14, at Mohawk Racetrack.   Headlining this year's group of nominees is the ...
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Meadowlands adds March 20 to schedule

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
In an effort to make-up the lost day of Thursday, Feb. 13, which was cancelled due to a snow storm, the Meadowlands will be adding the live racing date of Thursday, March 20, to its racing calendar.   "With the two-week postponement of the Harrah's Philadelphia meet, we believed it would be well-received by the horsemen to add this date to the calendar," said Meadowlands c...
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Midwest-based trainer Jarrod Duncan dies at 39

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
Trainer Jarrod Duncan, 39, was found dead in his dorm room Wednesday morning at Northfield Park. Dave Bianconi, Northfield's director of racing, said Duncan's death appears to be of natural causes and no foul play is indicated.   Bianconi said Duncan told friends Tuesday night that he was not feeling well and returned to his room. He received and answered a text message at 7:19...
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Settlemoir named keynote speaker in Sweden

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
After overseeing the $90 million construction project of the New Meadowlands and a meteoric handle increase, Meadowlands CEO/general manager Jason M. Settlemoir has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker at a Swedish Trotting Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday, March 10.   The Swedish Trotting Association (STA) has enlisted Settlemoir to inspire its membership to ...
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Ugly Betty wins F&M open pace at Buffalo

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
The competition got tougher but that didn't matter to Ugly Betty as she captured the featured $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (March 5) in a seasonal best 1:58.1 over the fast track. After winning impressively an $8,000 conditioned pace last week at Buffalo Raceway, Ugly Betty (Jack Flanigen) stepped up and tried her luck in the Open competition for the la...
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G Momma fastest in Meadows series opener

on 03/05/2014 12:00 AM
Hammered to 1-5 in the wagering, G Momma justified the support when she rolled first over to victory in the fastest division of Wednesday’s opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Hierarchy and Glams K took the other $15,000 splits of the Wohlmuth, a series for 3- and 4-year-old trotting fillies and mares that honors the memory of the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime ...
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Imagine Hanover fastest in Weaver splits

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Off the board in each of his five previous 2013 starts, Imagine Hanover put it all together Monday at The Meadows and rolled to an easy front-end victory in the opening leg of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot for 3-year-colts, geldings and horses. The series honors the memory of the late Ken Weaver, a breeder and trainer at The Meadows and a longtime PA Fairs circuit stalwart.   Imagine...
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Stallion breedings still available via Museum

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum would like to thank all of the donors and bidders for a successful stallion breeding auction.   In addition to the list of stallions that are still available, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is proud to offer a newly acquired breeding to Guccio as part of our stallion breeding auction. This is a unique opportunity as his book is sure to b...
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Dead heat in Northfield Open Trot

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Hello Carlo and Kahoku dead heated in the $10,000 Open Trot in Northfield Park's sixth race on Monday. Hello Carlo is owned by Mario Caponi of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and trained by Larry Clabaugh. Josh Sutton was aboard for the winning drive. Margaret Mancini of Colts Neck, N.J., owns Kahoku. Crist Hershberger trains and drove.   Both trotters came from the back as the fraction...
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HHI begins meetings in Florida

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International (HHI) began their annual meetings Monday at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.   HHI president Tom Luchento welcomed the group, which consists of horsemen's representatives from ten associations including Cloverleaf SOA, Delaware SOA, Illinois HHA, Ohio HHA, Maine HHA, Meadows HHA, Western New England HHA, Pennsylvania...
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